The Gee Bee R3 Special is a concept modern racing aerobatic aircraft that has never been built as a real full-scale aircraft. It was designed by Italian designer Mirco Pecorari and features typical Gee Bee lines but is streamlined to be a modern hot-rod among Gee Bees. This Gee Bee R3 rendition is equipped with a fuel injected Lycoming AEIO-580-B1A engine, delivering 315HP to 3 blades at a constant 2,700RPM. Designed to be used competitively in racing, she shreds through the skies with unprecedented speed and agility; giving you the ability to do knife edges, flick rolls, hammerheads, 9G turns, and way more! We have also crammed 75 Quarts (5-Minutes) of Nitrous Oxide (NOS) in the rear. Just like emergency boost provided in many WW2 Warbirds, you'll have the ability to ramp up your engine to an additional 25% performance increase to take lead and take 1st during any race! If you're looking for some extra flair, the Gee Bee R3 is equipped with multiple smoke canisters (Red, White, Orange, Blue, and Green), a Garmin 430/330 set that can be swapped out mid-flight for the GTN 750 (PMS50 Mod Required), and automatic asymmetric speed-brake activation on the nose when you need to perform sharp turns or manual deployment for when you need it most.

  • Locate your Microsoft Flight Simulator installation folder.
  • You need to locate and open the folder named Community. 
  • Copy the "gotfriends-gb-r3" folder you just extracted to the Community folder.
  • Read the included Flight Manual for an in-depth look into all the aircraft features.
  • Start the game and your Gee Bee R3 will be sitting in your hanger ready to fly!
  • NEED HELP? Follow this Flightsim.to Tutorial

VERSION 1.0.4. - Flightsim.To Official Release (Features):
  • Cursor Hover Information on all Gauges. (PC Only)
  • GNS430/330 Set with In-Flight Swappable GTN750 Set. (PMS50 Mod Required/PC Only)
  • Auto-Start Ignition Set & Fully Clickable Cockpit.
  • Custom Exterior Lights and Interior Annunciation Lights.
  • Nitrous Oxide (NOS) Boost and Quantity Gauge.
  • Smoke Switches with Multiplayer Compatibility (White, Red, Blue, Green, Orange).
  • Realistic Flight Model.
  • Landing Effects (Water, Rain, Dirt, Snow, Dry), Exhaust Effects & Heating Effects.
  • 250 Kts (Max Speed) (+25% NOS Boost Increase).
  • 9 Original Liveries Included & 11 Community Liveries Included.

  • Jonx: 3D Modeling and Coding
  • Got Gravel: Flight Model and Lighting Effects
  • 270 Inc: Liveries and Textures
  • Mirco Pecorari: Gee Bee R3 Designer
  • Makbeton: Initial Exterior 3D Model
  • Carlocestra285: Initial Gauge 3D Models
  • Touching Cloud: Visual Effects Library and NOS Boost Incorporation
  • PMS50: GTN 750 Compatibility Mod
  • Hanger 713: Livery (Mandarin)
  • TD68: Liveries (Stealth, The Cheif, Lucky 7, Reno Rocket, Crimson Star, Thunder Chicken)
  • ChunkyFlyer: Liveries (Archangel, Reaper)
  • MaHonY: Livery (53 Special)
  • AIRPAC1: Livery (Fireball)
  • Asobo/Microsoft: General Assets & SDK



  • PMS50 GTN750 Garmin Mod (Free or Premium Available): Download Now
  • VR Gaming must currently be played in the VR Model (Located at the Aircraft Selection Menu).
  • Mutliplayer Smoke is still a Work-In-Progress and may not work correctly in all situations. Please spawn on the same flightline together to ensure good functionality.
  • You only have 5-Minutes of Nitrous Oxide (NOS) per flight so use it wisely! To refill, simply restart your flight.


Product related support is available. Check the developer's website here . Any questions can also be emailed to [email protected] - in usual cases, the developer will reply within 48 hours.

Available since
August 31, 2021

Current Version
1.0.4. from December 04, 2021

Installation Method
Drag and Drop

Download Size
634.34 MB

Installation Size
1.4 GB

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  • Version 1.0.4. December 04, 2021

    Version 1.0.4. Changelog:
    - Added Official Xbox Support (Available on the Marketplace).
    - Added Official Marketplace Support.
    - Added Cross-Play Support between Flightsim.to, SimMarket, and In-Game Versions.
    - Removed VR Ready Sub-Model until we find a permanent solution.
    - Uploaded a VR Ready Livery to Flightsim.to (Freeware) as a temporary solution.
    - Fixed Default Pilot not showing Issue.
    - Fixed SU7 Smoke Issues.
    - Fixed SU7 Animation Issues.
    - Fixed SU7 Switch Issues.
    - Fixed SU7 Display Issues.

  • Version 1.0.3. October 31, 2021

    Gee Bee R3 Official Update (1.0.3)(SU6 Compatible)
    - Updated Smoke System (SU6)
    "Special Thanks to Touching Cloud"
    - Improved Flight Model (SU6)
    - Updated model .xmls (Xbox Matching)

  • Version 1.0.2. September 23, 2021

    This is the Official MSFS Marketplace Update (Will be Available in-game soon!)
    - Added 11 Community Liveries to Package (Also VR Ready)
    "Please thank TD68, ChunkyFlyer, AIRPAC1, Hanger 713 and MaHonY for their hard work!"
    - Removed 3rd Party Branding/Logos from all Liveries
    - Removed "The Rocketeer" Sub-Model due to Branding
    - Optimized for Xbox Series S|X and PC
    - Fixed Reversed Rudder Pedal Animation
    - Optimized VR Ready Model
    - Updated Flight Model
    - Made Minor Camera Adjustments
    - Fixed Choppy Propeller Animation

  • Version 1.0.1 September 09, 2021

    VR Compatibility Mod:
    - Removed VR Sub-Model from Base Package.
    - Created a Separate VR Compatibility Model.
    - Includes all Liveries and Rocketeer Sub-Model.
    - Moved VR Pilot deeper into Seat.

    3D Model:
    - Added Clickable Spoiler Handle (Back-Side of Yoke).
    - Changed Annunciation Lights to Amber.
    - Added NOS Active Light (Above NOS Switch).
    - Fixed Flickering Panel Light.
    - Moved ALT/BAT switches so not blocked by Parking Brake.

    - NOS Red Guard will also turn OFF NOS when Closed.
    - Fixed Annunciation Light Visibility when Power is Off.
    - Fixed Pilot Nodes (Pilot Visibility Fixed for All Models).
    - Fixed Pitot Heat Hover Information.
    - Fixed Payload Screen showing "?" for Pilot Weight.
    - Fixed Attitude Backup Calibration (Default Position).
    - Fixed Ammeter Power Drain when Power is Off.
    - Fixed Master Warning and Master Caution Coding.

    - Added NOS Annunciation Text.
    - Fixed Fuel Quantity Gauge.
    - Fixed Various Comp Issues.

    Flight model:
    - Added 10% More Brake Power.
    - Refined Rudder Control.
    - Improved Roll Characteristics.
    - Increased VNE to 250 Knots.
    - Fixed Tail Wagging at High Speeds.
    - Improved Knife Edge Control.
    - Overall Stability Enhancements.

    - Overspeed Alarm Activates at 250 Knots.
    - Tweaked Various Sound Levels.

    - Slight Improvements to Several Camera Views.

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Amazing aircraft to fly. To make the review a full 5 stars, please add in custom wwise engine sounds, not from default aircraft.

I bought this on Simmarket. It's my very favorite MSFS aircraft, by far, to fly in VR. Which is all I fly in MSFS. or DCS. or XPlane 11. I don't do 2D anymore.

I think it's such a wonderful digital imagining of perhaps the most beautiful aviation design ever that I'm going to design a large RC prototype, then scale it up for the real thing. And take it to Reno in the F1 class...

I purchased this item as soon as was available , but now I can't upgrade it because the system ask me to pay again. Please help. Thank you very much.



2 month(s) ago / Thanked by Got Friends

i flew ith through the alps yesterday with a friend and it was so great. also, i made my first ever -90fpm stall-warning-3-point-landing without a single bounce and i was so happy that i almost cried 😊

Best performance for price that anyone can make for VFR messing around in multiplayer.. especially with the smoke (that the other one weirdly only sees mostly but not always, even if he is in the same plane)..

the applications are countless

touch and go on the Burj-Al-Arab Helipad, cover Burj Khalia in a spiral of smoke like an xmas tree, fly inverted below bridges, this plane does it all..

thanks again jonx and team!



2 month(s) ago / Thanked by Got Friends

Love the model! Just tried it for the first time in VR and thought "wow! the developers really kept with the RC scale model concept! I love it!" Then kind of sad to realize it was not on purpose and there's a separate VR livery. I downloaded it, but I think I like the RC scale version -- makes me think I'm in a FPV RC GeeBee!

Is the Gee Bee R3 Special compatible with sim update 7



3 month(s) ago / Thanked by Got Friends

I rarely review things or give them a score, but this time I felt obliged to do so, Being really impressed by what "got friends" released for free, I decided to give them some support and buy their first payware product! I can absolutely recommend this airplane, it flies really great, and have been loving and flying it all the time since I bought it! you can't go any better for the price !!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!

Fun little aircraft

Can i buy this as a present for a friend? It is his birthday today.

Yea, no smoke with SU6 and with the V 1.0.2. Great plane! Hope to see he smoke working again soon!!


su6 has broke my smoke. now flows down and to the left side

The Gee Bee R3 special, a fantastic aircraft :

i can't see captain on cabin crew?

Buenos dias buena gente, no puedo activar el humo de colores en esta maravilla de avión, le doy a los botones de smoke y no sale humo de color por ningún lado. No se si estoy haciendo algo mal o si tengo que activar algún interruptor mas para poder disfrutar de las estelas de color. " I need support " alguien me puede ayudar con esto ? Gracias y un saludo

I liked the Vertigo, now I love the Gee Bee. It's my favorite plane in the game. Amazing STOL performances thanks to the speed brakes coupled with good engine power. I want more paywares from Got Friends and Got Gravel - I'll be queuing to be the first one to buy them.

I bought this plane to show my support for the Got Friends (and to recognise their past achievements).

Then I became hooked on a great aircraft.



4 month(s) ago / Thanked by Got Friends

Best $16 I've spent in a long time! Aerobatics is a blast in this aircraft, and I love flying at close to 0 knots using the speed brake and high angle of attack.

Question: Is it possible to bind the smoke on/off to a keyboard/controller?



4 month(s) ago / Thanked by Got Friends

This is the most fun plane I've ever flown, and for sure best value for the money. Very responsive and fast. The speedbreak is great for...well not overspeeding, and a must when landing. It's awesome for sightseeing or just swooping in and out between the clouds.

Great work Got Fiends!

Loving this plane, I'm confused about the new update, do the livery changes also apply to the version here? If so, is there a way to make the original branded liveries as a separate replacement download on this site? I really love those and will be sad to see the branding go.



4 month(s) ago / Thanked by Got Friends

I love this plane, I can do almost flawless aerobatics in it, any flaws are on my part, lol. I can do a nice Lomcevak with almost 2 somersaults, need to work on it, but this plane is very controllable.

I can hop n any airplane, default or pay ware and point it toward the ground and recover, but the default aerobatic planes over the last couple of updates in MSFS have been sometimes uncontrollable after nosing down more than about 30% for me, I do not know why. But this plane fills my aerobatics needs.

I found that with the speed brakes I can even fly out of short grass fields. It is awesome. As a matter of fact I am going to shoot and airshow type video out of the pay ware Johnson Creek airport in the sim, 3U2.

It is in the mountains of Idaho, beside a creek with mountains and tall fir trees all around, and set up like a fly in with tents out by the planes and everything.

This planes gets in and out fine and can do Lomcevaks and Hammerheads all day there between the tall mountains, it will be spectacular.

Thank you developers, keep it up.

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